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Brit Actor Langham Sentenced in Kiddie Porn Trial

9/15/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

British actor Chris Langham was sentenced in England today to 10 months in jail for downloading "horrific" child porno videos from the Internet. Last month, a jury of seven men and four women found Langham guilty on 15 charges.

Maidstone Crown Court Judge Philip Statman said one of the children in the video was about eight years old, while others ranged from 11 to 13. "All have had inflicted upon them horrifying sexual abuse and I want to make this absolutely clear to you, I must first think of those children. They are too young to consent."

Langham was arrested in November of 2005, when police discovered several videos on his computer and in an external hard disk drive. He said in court that he downloaded the images because he was developing a character for the BBC series "Help." Langham admitted viewing the videos but said during trial that he plead not guilty so he wouldn't be called a pedophile.

The actor's wife, Chrisse, read a statement in court saying she was angry at his stupidity and thoughtlessness, and that their children miss him desperately. "Our family has suffered so much in the last two years. We now need the chance to be together." Langham has been in the pokey for the past 43 days and is expected to be released in less than four months.

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16.

ohnoudient    

Oh yeah, give him time to actually rape his or someone else's child. The justice system in this country makes justice in third world countries sometimes look like the better option. They would cut off a part of his anatomy that would definitely get the point across.

His wife is a moron also. Who downloads kiddie porn but pedofiles? Research, my ass.

2532 days ago
17.

Christine    

They are putting this man in jail but what about the people behind the videos of child pornography? Are they given a slap on the wrist or given jailtime?

2532 days ago
18.

fulger    

10 MONTHS?! WHAT THE HELL?! I say bring the minimum to 20 years + castration with a plastic knife!! I pray to god he gets raped continuously for those 10 months!! And don't even give him a chance to commit suicide.. oh no... 24 hours of continuous buttramming! Afterwards, when his anus turns into a gaping wound, puncture more rape holes into him!! DISGUSTING SICK PERVERT!!

2532 days ago
19.

Outraged Parent    

No doubt, this man is sick. But what I find even more disturbing and wish we all demanded more of our law enforcement, legislators, etc. is what about these children in these videos - an 8 yr. old??? Where are they now, where did they come from, who's looking for these kids? With all the missing children in this country and around the world, what is being done to find these children featured in this grotesque business which is so easily accessed and appears to be thriving thanks to the internet.
Hopefully this guy's career is over and one day his wife will wake up. He doesn't deserve my attention - I don't care what happens to him and assume he will get what he's due. It's the children I lose sleep over. How can we save them? How can we stop this? It's an outrage!

2532 days ago
20.

Del    

Bitch please. I am quite positive ALL of you would be equally curious.

2532 days ago
21.

fulger    

Del, #19.. curious? I seriously hope you never have kids. I bet you'll probably be curious with them won't you sick bastard..

2532 days ago
22.

sickened    

Reseaching for a character for a role? What? Is he going to be playing a pedeophile? If that is to be believed, what the hell kind of show is this and why would it be allowed on tv?? That's too much to believe. Even if true, you don't have to watch what happens to children by these people -- you go and talk to the sick people themselves to get insight. You read the studies about these don't deserve to walk on the earth people. Anyone who would view these type of videos is just demented and a horrible person. I don't think research should ever be allowed in court on something like this. Its not true. I hope that he gets mainstreamed in the prison and gets to meet someone as sick as he is.

2532 days ago
23.

megatronscrotch    

After that description your imagination fantasized for him calling anyone else 'sick' looks really, really amusing. :oP

2532 days ago
24.

carlitasway    

Del, I hope you typed that just to get attention for being a turd. Only sick people are curious about it. I can't believe his wife wants to stay with him and keep the children around him. There are no cures for this.

2532 days ago
25.

Tangie    

For anybody on here to exuse what this sick f*** did, you need help, too. There is no reason EVER to look at, much less download child pornography. This world is getting worse and worse, with sick f***s like this, and theer is more and more of them. Something drastic has to be done, I agree with castration completely!!

2532 days ago
26.

megatronscrotch    

I'm not sure if these links will go through, if not they're from uk.reuters:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKL1312694720070913?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKL1312694720070914

It gets continually more screwed up the further you look into his case. He says he was abused... someone accuses him of losing their virginity to him at age 14 years ago... the character he played actually was a child molester of some sort on this british 'comedy' show.

2532 days ago
27.

oxyclean    

Pete Townshend of The Who had a similar defense. It worked for him...

2532 days ago
28.

water crotch    

maybe filming ten months of being raped will cure his "stupidity and thoughtlessness"...I'm sure he'll want to download that when he gets out.

2532 days ago
29.

Ana    

I totally agree with "Outraged Parent." I am a parent myself, and it makes me physically ill when I read or hear news about the sexual abuse of kids, or any kind of child abuse for that matter. The Internet is so great in many ways but has also become the perfect tool for this kind of filth to be distributed. As someone said earlier, there is no cure for pedophilia, so these sick bastards should all get capital punishment, period. This also applies to all those degenerate priests... how most of them have managed to escape jail time is unbelievable and unacceptable.

2532 days ago
30.

Jeannie M    

no amount of jail time or punishment could be enough in comparison to the suffering those innocent children have endured and will continue to endure all through their adult life...by the time these pedophiles get caught, the reality of the crimes they have already committed is hundreds of times worse than what they've been convicted of, these people do not deserve the provilege of being alive!!

2532 days ago
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